Table of Contents
- 1Introduction, overview
- 2Wood sizes, Angles, Material list
- 3Plans: Side elevation, Legs, Spoke pieces
- 4Plans: Spoke cutting detail
- 5Plans: Table and seat board cutting detail
- 6Cut the spokes to length
- 7Shape the ends of the spokes
- 8Assemble the spokes
- 9Cut the tabletop and seat boards
- 10Fix some seat boards
- 11Fix the rest of the seat boards
- 12Fix the tabletop boards
- 13Align the upper and lower frames
- 14Cut and fix the legs to the spokes
- 15Drop in the umbrella
To secure with nails or screws. the tabletop boards
Step 7: Fix the tabletop boards
Fix the tabletop boards to the upper frame in the same manner as the seat boards were fixed to the lower frame in steps 5 and 6.
Once the outside run of boards is fixed in place and the rest of the boards have been cut, lay them in place, row by row.
Use wedges or packers between the gaps if necessary, to help position and hold the boards in place until nailed.
Step 8: Drill the umbrella hole
Turn the tabletop unit upside down.
Drill a hole through an innermost tabletop A piece of sawn, or dressed lumber of greater width than thickness. Usually 19mm (3/4") to 38mm (1 1/2") thick and 75mm (3") or more wide. as close as possible to the junction where the spokes join.
Use a 40mm or 1 1/2″ (or there about) drill bit, but check your umbrella first, just in case it has a larger than normal diameter pole.
Do not drill all the way through – drill just until the point of the drill breaks slightly through the board.
You can complete the hole from the other side when the table is turned upright.
Drilling through both sides should help prevent the possibility of tearing around the edges of the hole.
Step 9: Add temporary spacers
The purpose of the spacer blocks are to hold the upper and lower frames apart at the correct distance until such time as the legs can be fixed in place.
The upper frame is currently sitting on the ground in the upside-down position.
Ft and inch version:
According to the plans, the distance between the upper frame and lower frame is 9 1/2″.
Therefore the spacer blocks will need to be 9 1/2″ long.
Cut six spacer blocks 9 1/2″ long out of 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Timber, lumber. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees.
Temporarily A short nail with a large flat head used for securing roofing felt, plasterboard, sheet metal to wood etc. the spacer blocks to the ends of the upper frame (tabletop) spokes.
Millimeter measurements. version:
According to the plans, the distance between the upper frame and lower frame is 230mm.
Therefore the spacer blocks will need to be 230mm long.
Cut six spacer blocks 230mm long out of 145mm x 45mm wood.
Temporarily nail the spacer blocks to the ends of the upper frame (tabletop) spokes.